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Resolution expected soon in possible Steelers shakeup

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08:06 AM ET 01.20 | Promoting offensive coordinators has been kind to the Steelers, including Tom Moore, Chan Gailey, Mike Mularkey, Ken Whisenhunt and Bruce Arians. Three of them left to become head coaches in the NFL. But, if Arians doesn't return as offensive coordinator in 2012, the Steelers might have to go outside their organization for the first time in 13 years to hire his replacement. And that hasn't been a successful proposition. ... Arians, who has been the offensive coordinator since Mike Tomlin became head coach in '07, might not return for the '12 season. It is uncertain if he is considering retirement -- something he pondered a year ago -- or not having his contract renewed. A decision is expected this weekend.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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January 20, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Good organizations find good solutions. The Steeler franchise is a good organization.

January 20, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Could be a tough off season in Steeler land,but they should be OK......After all they do have them towells to wipe any teardrops with.

January 20, 2012  08:39 AM ET

T.O.'s available,he's broke so you could get him cheap, that is if that Arena football team he's playing for will release him

January 20, 2012  09:04 AM ET

bye bye Bruce, come back when you can't stay so long.. don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out. You will not be missed. Typical series...1st down, run up the middle, no gain, 2nd down, run up the middle, short gain, 3rd down empty backfield, pass play ( with hobbled QB)...BLITZ>>>sack!!! 4th punt!

January 20, 2012  09:06 AM ET

They are one of the most stable organizations, if not the most stable, I don't see a Shake up!!

January 20, 2012  09:18 AM ET

What shake up??! Someone leaves .. you replace them.

January 20, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They are one of the most stable organizations, if not the most stable, I don't see a Shake up!!

And it is not like they need a total overhaul. Do not care what some think, injuries do matter and they had some at a bad time.

January 20, 2012  09:30 AM ET

You say you want a revolution... wellll you know.... we all want to win the bowl.....

January 20, 2012  09:32 AM ET

Mike Martz is available...

January 20, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Mike Martz is available...

Retired is a bit different from fired. I'd say he's done.

Did Bill Belichick look into his crystal ball and see that there would be a lot of openings for OCs at the end of this season? Is that why he picked up McDaniels, before anyone else could offer him more money, or maybe a chance to be HC again?

January 20, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Fix the offensive line so Ben doesn't get hammered every other play and you can have any idiot come in and coach because Ben can play bombs away all day with what is probably one of the top 3 receiver cores in the league. Until the fix the line, it will be the same old crap.

January 20, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Retired is a bit different from fired. I'd say he's done.Did Bill Belichick look into his crystal ball and see that there would be a lot of openings for OCs at the end of this season? Is that why he picked up McDaniels, before anyone else could offer him more money, or maybe a chance to be HC again?

Living in IL and listening to quite a bit of sports talk radio its the general consensus that he "retired" because he didn't see a lot of opportunity out there for his services...I know sports talk radio isn't always the best place to get your "Truth and Rumors" but there were some credible sources who are saying he would listen if the right offer came along...Mike Mulligan, who broke the Jerry Angelo firing, is one of those sources...as for McDaniels I wouldn't be surprised if BB did that...he has a way of being a few steps ahead of everyone which is one reason he is a great coach

January 20, 2012  10:53 AM ET

we'll take him; Cam Cameron is horrible...

January 20, 2012  10:57 AM ET
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we'll take him; Cam Cameron is horrible...

and so is your QB

January 20, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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and so is your QB

And we are not talking about Dilfer here......

January 20, 2012  01:05 PM ET

They will work it out

January 20, 2012  02:50 PM ET

Arians has got to go and lebeau needs to retire, while they are at it give Tomlin the boot too,

January 20, 2012  03:31 PM ET
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Arians has got to go and lebeau needs to retire, while they are at it give Tomlin the boot too,

Tomlin's not going anywhere. Arians retired. LeBeau, who knows?

January 20, 2012  04:10 PM ET

He has got to get more involved, too many close calls and losses at the end of the games due to poor clock management and play calling, latest example final 2 minutes of the Bronco's game, seems like he has no idea of what is going on in the games, like he doesn't meet with his coaches and they aren't on the same page as far as a game plan goes

 
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